The table below looks at the statistics for User Stories skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Stories over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Story
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 36 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing User Stories 10 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 2.91% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.47% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.75 £32.33
% change year-on-year
- +1.31%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
288 306 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 83.72% 81.38% 82.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 231 257
Median daily rate £413 £375 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 8
Median hourly rate £33.75 £10.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+221.42% -38.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £10.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £80.50 £22.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

User Stories
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Swindon region citing User Stories as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Stories Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

User Stories
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Stories across the Swindon region.

User Stories Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

User Stories
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Stories across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

User Stories Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

User Stories
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing User Stories also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Swindon region with a requirement for User Stories.

1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Scrum
3 5 (35.71%) Selenium
3 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 5 (35.71%) SpecFlow
4 4 (28.57%) Gherkin
4 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 4 (28.57%) C#
4 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco
5 3 (21.43%) HP
5 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
5 3 (21.43%) Use Case
5 3 (21.43%) Banking
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (14.29%) Kanban
6 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) Java
6 2 (14.29%) SQL
6 2 (14.29%) UML

User Stories
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (14.29%) JBoss
1 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
1 5 (35.71%) SpecFlow
2 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Business Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Test Specialist
5 2 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Specialist
5 2 (14.29%) Web Specialist
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Java Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Java Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Architect
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Software Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Telephony Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Gherkin
2 2 (14.29%) JSP
2 2 (14.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) RIA
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Scrum
3 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
4 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (21.43%) Defect Management
5 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Project Management
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) Use Case
6 2 (14.29%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) Kanban
6 2 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (14.29%) UML
7 1 (7.14%) API Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Coaching
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (7.14%) ITIL
7 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (7.14%) QA
1 1 (7.14%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco
1 3 (21.43%) HP